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October 3

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Psalm 80

1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; 
Thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. 
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, 
stir up Thy strength, and come and save us.

3 Turn us again, O God, and cause Thy face to shine, 
and we shall be saved.

4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt Thou be angry against the prayer of Thy people? 
5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears, and givest them tears to drink in great measure. 
6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbors, 
and our enemies laugh among themselves. 
7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause Thy face to shine, 
and we shall be saved. 

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; 
Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. 
9 Thou preparedst room for it, and didst cause it to take deep root, 
and it filled the land. 
10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, 
and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. 
11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, 
and her branches unto the river.

12 Why hast Thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they that pass by the way do pluck her? 
13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it. 
14 Return, we beseech Thee, O God of hosts; look down from heaven, 
and behold and visit this vine, 
15 and the vineyard which Thy right hand hath planted, 
and the branch that Thou madest strong for Thyself. 
16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down; 
they perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance. 
17 Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand, 
upon the son of man whom Thou madest strong for Thyself. 
18 So will we not go back from Thee; 
quicken us, and we will call upon Thy name. 
19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts; 
cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved! 

John 1:35-42

35 Again the next day John stood with two of his disciples, 36 and looking upon Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!" 37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned and saw them following, and said unto them,

"What seek ye?"

They said unto Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, being interpreted, "Master"), "where dwellest Thou?" 39 He said unto them,

"Come and see."

They came and saw where He dwelt and stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said unto him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is, being interpreted, "the Christ"). 42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, He said,

"Thou art Simon, the son of Jonah. Thou shalt be called Cephas"

(which is by interpretation, "a stone").

James 2:8-13

8 If ye fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," ye do well. 9 But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend on one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For He that said, "Do not commit adultery," said also, "Do not kill." Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as those who shall be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, who hath shown no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

Ezekiel 7:10-15, 23-27 

10 "Behold the day, behold, it is come! The morning is gone forth, 
the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded. 
11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness; 
none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, 
nor of any of theirs; 
neither shall there be wailing for them. 
12 The time is come, the day draweth near. 
Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller mourn, for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 
13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive; 
for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.

14 "They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle, 
for My wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 
15 The sword is without, 
and the pestilence and the famine within. 
He that is in the field shall die with the sword, 
and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. 

23 "Make a chain, for the land is full of bloody crimes, 
and the city is full of violence. 
24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, 
and they shall possess their houses. 
I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease, 
and their holy places shall be defiled. 
25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, 
and there shall be none. 
26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, 
and rumor shall be upon rumor. 
Then shall they seek a vision of the prophet, 
but the law shall perish from the priest and counsel from the ancients. 
27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, 
and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled. 
I will do unto them according to their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; 
and they shall know that I am the LORD."


Words of Wisdom - Wisdom of Solomon 14:12-14

For the devising of idols was the beginning of spiritual fornication, and the invention of them the corruption of life. For neither were they from the beginning, neither shall they be for ever. For by the vainglory of men they entered into the world, and therefore shall they come shortly to an end.


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